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braille

 [brāl]
an alphabet system for the blind, consisting of raised dots that can be felt with the fingertip.
Braille alphabet based on six-dot system. From Stein et al., 2000.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

braille

(brāl),
A system of writing and printing by means of raised dots corresponding to letters, numbers, and punctuation to enable the blind to read by touch.
[Louis Braille, French teacher of blind, 1809-1852]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Braille

Alphanumeric writing designed for the vision impaired; characters are encoded and typed in relief, so properly trained fingers can “read” written communication.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

Braille

Public health Alphanumeric writing designed for the vision impaired; characters are encoded and typed in relief so properly trained fingers can “read” written communication. Cf Americans with Disabilities Act, Service dog.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

braille

A method of coding information using groups of six raised spots embossed on paper, to enable the blind to read through touch. (Louis Braille, 1809–1852, French school teacher).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Braille,

Louis, French educator, 1809-1852.
Braille - system of raised dots placed in patterns to allow the blind to read.
Braillophone - a combination telephone and braille system.
Medical Eponyms © Farlex 2012

Braille 

System of printing for blind persons, consisting of points raised above the surface of the paper used as symbols to indicate the letters of the alphabet. Reading is accomplished by touching the points with the fingertips.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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He said initially more than 60 braille books including copies of the Holy Quran have been placed in this corner while the number of books will be increased gradually.He said computers with latest relevant software and other necessary material will be placed in the corner by the end of this financial year.
Initially, forty braille books, braille typewriters, and other devices were brought together in the room, and musical events, lectures, and literary sessions were arranged.
He said the Braille Book Corner is already equipped with a computer lab facility comprising of 20 computers having latest software for visually impaired persons to help them getting knowledge about diverse subjects without any hassle.
Irfan Siddiqui thanked Managing Director, Inam ul Haq Javed for provision of braille books to NLP.
It said the lack of Braille books and specialist technology in schools mean blind children are being disadvantaged.
RNIB Cymru has published its first catalogue of Welsh language Braille books for adults, with the support of the Welsh Language Board.
Views expressed by members included greater access to libraries for all, including those in the rural areas and in slums; books in electronic format being made available to libraries and to publishers of Braille books; setting up of creative writing centres; private publishers being allowed greater access to publishing of school textbooks; bringing down the cost of books, the possibility of development funds earmarked for rural areas being used for purchase of books and of the preparation of a policy to encourage writing.
A Braille book, produced for circulation purposes by a library, is unlikely to be sold to the prejudice of its original publisher.
As a result of new computer technology, Braille readers may now access Web-Braille digital Braille book files with a computer and a refreshable Braille display or a Braille embosser.
Summary: Exceptional works from children's authors were honoured, with a new special award for the best Braille book this year to encourage creative minds to specialise in children's literature.
Earlier, NLP established a 'Braille Book Corner' with placement of all required material for the visually impaired persons so that they study in a comfortable environment and not feel deprived.